Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 101
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Killiespire Excellent Value !
Had a 2 night stay with my wife while working in the area. Good sized room,comfortable bed and a walk-in power shower certainly matched our requirements.Breakfast choice more than adequate. will certainly use again !
September 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bradford69 Room for improvement
having stayed in a few HEI Hotels i must say that the was a lack of interaction from the staff and no depth of welcome, which is a shame.
The bedroom was clean, but the bar area was not tidy when quiet or busy, i had to clear away food and empty drinks to get sat down.
There seem to many contractors staying that felt at home enough for them to let rip with some lovely foul language at every other word in the public area with no comments from staff.
At the other branches i have stayed at there was bacon on offer at breakfast, but none on this visit.
Can't say the room was cheap, room for improvement
September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dyceboy Bar service
Was disapointed that the bar ran out of white wine about 21.30 in the evening, other than that very nice hotel
September 21, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by robbo03 Good service, Great location, Would stay again
A good hotel in a good location only let down by the uncomfortable bed and a poor breakfast. Cooked breakfast was a bit tasteless and lacked other amenities such as bacon, hash browns etc to complete a full English.
September 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 lovely room
lovely comfy room;great location with a choice of eateries adjacent to the hotel.
only grumble was the noise from the kitchen below my room early in the morning.
September 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Don141 Convenient and Clean
This hotel offers a convenient location for driving and shopping. Staff were friendly and helpful. The quiet wing is a practical solution for travellers. The bed we had seemed to be much softer than the average HIE standard. Cleanliness was of a high standard.
September 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HAZELHUNTER AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO STAY
THIS HOTEL IS VERY CONVENIENT FOR THE METRO CENTRE AND ALL ACTIVITIES IN NORTHUMBERLAND
THE ROOM WAS CLEAN AND TIDY, THE BREAKFAST WAS EXCELLENT, AND THE STAFF WERE VERY HELPFUL
WE WILL USE THIS HOTEL AGAIN SOON
September 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Didenno Ideal position for metrocentre
This hotel is in the ideal position if your taking a trip to the metrocentre. The metrocentre is only a 10 minute walk on a public footpath at the side of the hotel. There is two pubs across the road that serves good food if you dont want to eat in the hotel.The staff in the hotel are very friendly and very helpful. The hotel was very clean and the beds comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was a good choice for everyones taste so in all this is the hotel i will be staying again on my next visit to newcastle
September 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by travelling3 Brilliantly placed for Metro Centre and touring
The room was clean and comfortable, a decent space between the main and the guest bed and with a window opening wide enough to let in a much welcome breeze. As HIG members we made full use of the free wi fi. Breakfast, although satisfactory, would have been improved had the toaster worked properly! Was pleasantly surprised by how quiet the hotel was and by how close it is to the Metro Centre. All in all, a comfortable stay and one we would definitely repeat.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by muscleflex Stag night at Newcastle
Hotel was nice and affordable! Right next to the Metro as well so it was good the next day that we could go visit the mall before heading back to Leeds.
We were slightly disappointed about the bad reviews about hen parties running around the corridors - we didn't get any :o(
We would definitely stay there again for another stag party!
August 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by lilly07 nice staff!
Easy to locate hotel, close to metro centre, very friendly staff.
The room was dreadful. Very hot, the bed, was hard and lumpy and the leg was off! The sofa bed for the children's very uncomfortable! Pillows one each, and flat, one smelt of foist! The bathroom was clean and nice.
The breakfast was free!! But was so disgusting we left it on the first morning, and didn't bother on the second! So it ended up costing eating out fir breakfast!
August 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boras83 Friendly welcome
Stayed at the Gateshead Holiday Inn Express for one night - a bit apprehensive as we had with us our one year old westie who was away from home for the first time. But he was great! And the friendly welcome from the female receptionist on the Friday night (16th August) was so welcoming.
Rooms were clean and more than adequate. Breakfast was included and the choice was plentiful. The hotel was gandily located for the A1 and the Metro Centre, and for eats there's a TGI Friday, a KFC, and a fine pub right on the doorstep.
So all good but the best thing... the friendliness of the staff.
August 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SiouxsieSue Room lovely - shame about the breakfast
A hot breakfast without bacon is just not complete!
August 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SteveyG49 Tired hotel
Bed uncomfortable. Room not cleaned thoroughly. Room either warm or noisy if you opened window!
August 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tired111 Laundry noise
Do Not let them put you in room 204
Above the Laundry with permanent noise from the extractor fans.
I did get to move rooms at 11pm but they know the problems with this room so WHY do they still put guests in this room?
August 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by lisa86michelle72 Nice room, shame about the other hotel guests
Arrived at the hotel, very friendly reception staff, nice clean room.
The only problem was the complete lack of sleep due to drunken guests not knowing where their room was and trying to get into ours all night.
we were frequently forced to shout "not your room!" to other guests trying their keys in our door, banging on the door and jiggling the door handles.
This resulted in no sleep at all.
I reported this to reception the next morning and was told, sorry someone should have been watching them.....disappointing.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve80 Summary of Stay
Good stop over location on way up to Scotland. Motel is in excellent condition and is well maintained. Easy check-in and check-out. The beds are a little worn perhaps, not quite as nice a Premiers Inn's. Great choice of alternative eating establishments within 100 metres. Easy walk along river Tyne, which is adjacent to hotel. Train trackalso next to hotel but this wasn't an issue because trains only passed every hour and stopped at 10pm. Train was only 2 carriages long and may have been hoper to Metro centre, 10 minute walk away.
August 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by pressgang shame about the sound proofing
Room and service spot on as usual shame that the neighbours had to inflict their late night on us and we could hear every word from 2:15am till 4:30am and why shower at 2:30. Please improve the sound proofing and give us all a good night
August 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Skype Great service clean rooms
Stayed 4 nights great value only downside breakfast service needs improvement toasters to slow or not working people waiting 5mins to get toast then eggs run out and sausage raw not cooked people had to keep asking no check kept on breakfast area food.
Having stayed at holiday inn express derby where breakfast service was excellent it shows it can done with just a little more effort.
Also why doesn't this express have a microwave for guest use like nearly every other inn.
Apart from points raised overall good experience would stay again.
August 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LibbyfromOz Excellent stay, comfortable and convenient
Good value for money. Building and rooms very clean. Staff friendly and helpful. Handy position just outside Newcastle built up area. Regular bus service nearby for travel to Newcastle city centre. Large carpark.
August 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bozboy Good Location
The hotel is at a great location for the Metro Centre and Newcastle. Unfortunately the mattress was far too soft and the curtains were certainly not 'blackout' as advertised by a competitor which is very important to me. Good choice of cereals and fruit at breakfast but why no bacon?
August 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ang07 Excellent stay
We stayed for 2nts at holiday inn express. Would definitely recommend this hotel for a stay at Newcastle. Situated around well known restaurants, 10min drive to metro centre, or walking distance if you would prefer. Complimentary breakfast was a pleasant surprise, good choice, which was an added bonus. Room was comfortable although our room was to rear end of hotel which runs pararel to train line which was noisy with windows open. Would definitely stay at this hotel again but would request room to front.
August 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KateJ60 Does the job
Overall cant complain as rooms clean, beds omertà be and breakfast good. HOWEVER I had booked 8 rooms and was told this was NOT A GROUP BOOKING and plus I ad 8 separate ref numbers. When I arrived at the hotel the very uninterested and unhelpful manager on duty demanded a £50 deposit PER ROOM as it was a group booking!! I had to give my credit card as obviously nobody had extra £50 with them! Anyone booking bear this in mind and eat it confirmed in writing. That was only down side.
August 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BlancaJohn Internet !!
Free parking, off to a good start. Room a little warm, well it was a hot day, open the window, yes it's safe enough. Ask the early morning visitors to be a little quieter when they leave and turn down their radios. Seems to have become an early morning coffee stop for the local law,
Internet was a bit of a joke, finally got on line at 4.30am as the Police were leaving. The guy on night duty worked hard to restore the internet and I am grateful.
Local advice from the desk ensured we enjoyed Newcastle and overall we enjoyed our visit.
July 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hughie99 Metro Centre Holiday Inn Express
Comfortable hotel in a good location for visting areas around Newcastle with lovely pub next door a real ale and a good meal.
July 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BlancaJohn OK stay
The stay was OK. No charge for the parking that's always a plus. We were on the ground floor and the carpet in the hall is badly stained the resulting smell of Damp was unpleasant. The internet was something of a joke, the night porter/manager got us online at 4.30am on the day we left. Reassuring to see so many Police Officers using the lounge to watch TV and drink coffee, maybe that's why the prices are edging up.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bosworth A good stay
I was greeted well on arrival and my stay of two nights was very pleasant. Lounge/bar area gave the hotel atmosphere whilst the bedroom was clean and quiet, only lacking perhaps pictures on a wall or two.
Will be staying again.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alan53 Holiday Inn Express Newcastle Metro Centre
Again, as usual for your group, the hotel was found to be of the highest quality, room was excellent, service was to a very high quality and again exceeded our expectations. Well Done!!!!
July 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Evie1 comfprtable bed and roomy room
good location to visit the metro centre and Newcastle centre with convenienct bus service right into the centre> our room was spacious and clean. Breakfast was plentiful and staffs were friendly and helpful that made our stay enjoyable.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by simplefella good location for bus pass holders
We had driven a couple of thousand miles touring but here we deserted the car for the bus, travelling up the coast to Dunnottar and, more locally, to Seaton Delaval etc etc. Move within city of Newcastle and with ease to Sage etc in Gateshead and, of course, the Angel of the North and the Gateshead Metro, the largest shopping centre in Europe. So much better than being in city centre with nowhere to park and the aggro of driving in a highly congested area with its one way streets etc etc.
June 19, 2013